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How effective are whole house air cleaners?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Phillips Dec 1, 2016. 5 Replies

A local home performance contractor recommended a whole house air cleaner as part of a major proposed home performance upgrade for a friend's house in the Sacramento, CA foothills. The proposal…Continue

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Tom Phillips replied to Bruce Ceniceros's discussion How effective are whole house air cleaners?
"re: costs:  I suspect the added UV & PCO & ESP has a big price tag but no clear benefit -- what is the extra cost?  The extra money might be better spent on commissioning the building for ventilation and thermal comfort (Sacto…"
Dec 1, 2016
Brennan Less replied to Bruce Ceniceros's discussion How effective are whole house air cleaners?
"Here's a link to a presentation given to summarize the work. Some of it is a bit dense, fair warning. Focus on the table on page 32, figure on page 35, page 42 and the Key Results slides 45-47. Notable info, the supply ventilation with MERV 13…"
Dec 1, 2016
Bruce Ceniceros replied to Bruce Ceniceros's discussion How effective are whole house air cleaners?
"Brennan, thank you for alerting me to your study and for your very pertinent summary. I will touch base with you off-line for more information on this study. Bruce"
Dec 1, 2016
Brennan Less replied to Bruce Ceniceros's discussion How effective are whole house air cleaners?
"Bruce, If you like, I can share some results from a recent ARB study we performed testing the effectiveness of a variety of filtration systems in a test home in a Sac suburb. Basic summary, whole house filtration, driven by a continuous fan (or…"
Dec 1, 2016
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bruce Ceniceros's discussion How effective are whole house air cleaners?
"Just a quick thought - ventilation is about health, never energy savings. Shoot that $400 is well spent if it cuts down on asthma attacks not only cost wise of an ER visit / medicines but mentally Whole house systems properly designed &…"
Nov 29, 2016
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How effective are whole house air cleaners?

A local home performance contractor recommended a whole house air cleaner as part of a major proposed home performance upgrade for a friend's house in the Sacramento, CA foothills. The proposal includes air sealing and replacing all HVAC equipment and ducts . My friend and her children are highly chemically sensitive and one kid has asthma, so IAQ is her biggest priority with this retrofit. The unit suggested happens to be a TERSus 2000 (links to product information are below). It would be…See More
Nov 28, 2016
Bruce Ceniceros replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Congrats Ceniceros Household! 26th Project to Officially Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Thanks, Chie. Our gas use is mainly in our gas furnace. Although it is a 95% AFUE condensing furnace that is right-sized (35,000 BTU/hr versus the previous 100,000 BTU/hr model), we keep the house a comfortable 70 degrees in the winter. The other…"
Mar 21, 2015
Bruce Ceniceros replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Congrats Ceniceros Household! 26th Project to Officially Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Alice, a 30 amp breaker on a seperate 220 volt circuit was required. Fortunately, a previous owner had put in a 220 wiring for a spa with an electrical junction box right at the location of the water heater, so all the installing contractor had to…"
Mar 21, 2015
Bruce Ceniceros replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Congrats Ceniceros Household! 26th Project to Officially Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Our Vaughn HPWH is located in the garage, where the cooling is welcome in the summer when it would otherwise get pretty hot in there. It doesn't seem to make the garage more than a couple of degrees colder in the winter (still stays at 60…"
Mar 21, 2015
Bruce Ceniceros replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Congrats Ceniceros Household! 26th Project to Officially Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Thanks for the congrats, Ann. We are thrilled to have reached the goal, thanks to the motivation of participating in the Thousand Home Challenge. My two daughters are 8 and 11 and still protest about having to bath. Talk to me when they are both…"
Mar 19, 2015
Bruce Ceniceros replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Congrats Ceniceros Household! 26th Project to Officially Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Nickie:  I estimate that 15% or more of our energy savings is behavioral, which could not have been achieved without cooperation and buy-in from the whole family. Interestingly, a conversation we had around the dinner table about what it would…"
Mar 19, 2015
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